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Dental and Oral Health (Children)

13 months old with a cavity

03/28/2008

Question:

my 13 month old has a black spot on his inner bottom front tooth. Is this normal for a child of this age? Or did I do something wrong?

Answer:

Thanks for the question. The black spot could be anything from staining (from food or trauma), or a cavity. It is best to have a dentist look at it and assess if any treatment is needed. Hope that helps.

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Response by:

Sarath  Thikkurissy, DDS, MS Sarath Thikkurissy, DDS, MS
Formerly:
Associate Professor of Pediatric Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University